Or the result of a system that has made it very hard for women who don’t conform, to compete.
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino is no stranger to controversy. The top pound for pound women’s fighter and Invicta FC featherweight champion was fined and suspended for steroid use early in her MMA career whilst fighting for Strikeforce. Something she admits was a stupid thing to do but claims she did for weight loss reasons and not to build muscle.
Whatever her reasons at the time, it’s a fact that since she signed with UFC in March 2015 she has been tested 14 times by the USADA under the UFC anti-doping program introduced on July 1st 2015. Three times in 2015 and eleven in 2016.
Whilst her first 13 tests have come back clean the 14th, an out-of-competition sample taken early in December 2016 has returned a positive result. What the substance is hasn’t been revealed by official sources but Justino’s personal web page says it’s for spironolactone. She claims to have been prescribed the diuretic by her doctor as part of post-fight treatment for the weight loss she underwent in order to make the 140 pound weight requirement for her most recent UFC fight. A 140-pound catchweight event on September 24th 2016 against Lina Lansberg.
This was the second time in as many fights for the UFC that she’s had to cut weight just to get a fight. She doesn’t, or didn’t, naturally qualify for either of the only 2 UFC women’s divisions at the time (their male fighters have 8 weight divisions). Justino normally fights at 145 pounds but agreed to make the cut both times in order to take part in these particular fights, held in her home country Brazil. Whether or not she ultimately made the right decision health wise however remains to be seen.
But the good news is that the UFC finally appears to have taken notice of the fact that expecting these women to cut weight like this is neither healthy nor practical, and have introduced a featherweight section to cater for them. Which is great for those women currently competing in other martial arts or boxing who weigh around 155 pounds and want to make the transition to MMA.
So what’s all this fuss about losing weight?? Whilst 5 pounds may not seem like all that much to lose, and for most of us it generally isn’t, for an athlete in prime condition it’s a whole different scenario. That’s because the average person can usually afford to lose at least part of that amount in body fat. For someone with very little body fat though the weight loss has to come from elsewhere. With an athlete that’s invariably muscle because their body fat score is already very low and if they lose much more of that they’re in serious trouble. A body fat score of 0 for instance is typically found in people who are literally starving to death.
For someone like Cris, whose muscle likely accounts for around 40% of her weight (or around 58 pounds) when she’s in training, losing 5 lbs equates to losing nearly 10% of her muscle mass. Muscle mass that she needs to be able to perform at her peak. Inevitably that much reduction in muscle mass is likely to have a flow on effect on her strength and fighting abilities. Like her diet coach explains – for these athletes it involves more than just cutting weight; it’s about being able to cut weight and still be capable of performing. A very delicate balancing act indeed, which is why she has a dedicated diet coach!
So what is on the menu for Cris when she’s trying to make weight cuts? According to her diet coach, he makes sure she has enough energy to get through workouts that are designed to lose the water weight she needs to lose to make the 140-pound cut. So she’ll eat mainly fruit, with small portions of lean meat topped up with coconut oil. No mention of supplements but we wonder if she is taking them, what would she choose?
For the last couple of months we’ve been hearing stories about how guys in Hollywood such as Vin Diesel and Zac Efron or top NBA players like Chris Paul have been using two insane new products to lose body fat and add some incredible muscle bulk in mere weeks. Needless to say, when word of these ‘wonder-products’ leaked out men everywhere went crazy over them and their popularity simply exploded! Understandably, our readers have also been going mad over them too and why wouldn’t they?
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This muscle-building supplement stack has been clinically proven to:
- Get rid of body-fat – it just melts away
- Help flush toxins from your body
- Pack on muscle – tons of it
As anyone who is into bodybuilding knows, this is a powerful mix if you desire to become insanely muscled in short order. So we felt it required a unique review and we will also tell you exactly how these alternative steroid products work, and work so insanely well.
Workout Supplements – Everything There Is To Know About Them
Have you often felt that building muscle is an almost impossible challenge?
We have reported about a lot of ‘fashionable’ muscle programs, only to be disappointed by the expense and the lack of authentic results. It’s not that there’s anything ‘faulty’ about many of the programs. It is simply that they impose on your daily life with often-unrealistic restrictions, especially regarding diet. Some routines highlight the importance of eating plenty of protein.
Others lay emphasis on the worth of carbohydrates. However you look at it, it usually entails a number of pretty extreme changes to your diet and who really wants to have to do that?! So when we learned about these supposed Workout Supplements we thought we would have a detailed look at them. We figured that if they did even a half of what they are alleged to be able to do then we could be looking at the beginnings of a new-found and promising trend that is user friendly AND generates real results.
Something we found out is that trainers are calling this new supplement stack “nature’s steroid alternatives”. Steroids are a crucial factor in muscle building and fat burning so it’s exciting news to discover a entirely natural product that lacks the bad rap of chemical steroids yet still works exceptionally well to realize the same fat burning and muscle building results!
So what are these Workout Supplements we have heard a lot about?
They are called Lean Optimizer™ and AlphaViril™. If you watch TV or read the news, you’ve maybe seen or heard about a supplement plugged as a “secret”, and totally safe, substitute for chemical steroids that celebrities and body builders all over the place have been using to build up those amazing bodies.
Well, today it is a secret no longer because we can reveal everything about it. And we’ll also inform you (free of charge) how you too can build the same celebrity type well-muscled body. It is all here in the special report we’ve composed about Lean Optimizer™ and AlphaViril™, two of the most exciting new products to hit the fitness and body building scene for quite some time.
Why The Sports Elite Are Using Muscle Supplements
When it comes to losing unhealthy body-fat and gaining action star muscle nothing works quite like Lean Optimizer™. This muscle builder contains a lot of anti-oxidants and has some pretty powerful strength building characteristics which combine to make it a standout leader among muscle building supplements. Lean Optimizer™ is made from high quality, pure ingredients combined into a proprietary formula that is designed to provide the energy and additional strength required to do some astonishing lifting. And even better, it cranks up your metabolism and removes body-fat fast. When taken with AlphaViril™, a testosterone booster bar none, the results are nothing short of an automatic muscle-building machine.
Testosterone is a vital hormone that plays a critical part in regulating a number of basic bodily processes including efficient metabolism of fat, muscle building, regulating mood and energy, and bone formation. The verified, all natural formula of AlphaViril™ supplies a testosterone boost like no other similar supplement available currently. It is no wonder then that when AlphaViril™ and Lean Optimizer™ are taken together the results are amazingly mind-blowing.
However, one certainly understands if you are a tad unsure because, to be perfectly honest, so was our team. Everything about this muscle building/fat-burning combination definitely shouted ‘fad’ to us when we first learnt about it. Yet despite the fact that our ‘it’s just a fad’ radar was shouting loudly at us the significant number of success stories just kept rolling in. From everywhere. That more than anything persuaded us to take a good look at this product that was creating such an uproar. And our team found that they liked what they saw. Notably the fact that people were obtaining extraordinary results without having to majorly alter their eating habits or their lifestyles. That’s a great big win/win situation in our book. Another thing that convinced us is that both Lean Optimizer™ and AlphaViril™ are clinically proven.
AlphaViril™ Is Clinically Proven To
- Boost testosterone levels
- Shorten recovery time
- Increase fat-burning
- Super-charge muscle development
- Improve sexual performance
Lean Optimizer™ IS Clinically Proven To
- Improve strength
- Boost energy naturally
- Delay the onset of muscle fatigue
- Increase metabolism and destroy fat
- Maximize sexual stamina
One person we heard about – Andrew Smith from Colorado, writes on his blog how he lost 8 lbs of fat and stacked on 20 lbs of muscle purely by taking the recommended daily dose of the Lean Optimizer™ and AlphaViril™ muscle building stack over a 5 week period. He said that he “really didn’t believe it could be so easy. There were no changes to my diet or to my daily routine. All I had to do was pop two pills every day and the fat just melted off me like hot butter. At the same time all these muscles that were hiding underneath the fat appeared; most of them I didn’t realize I had. And as for my new 6-pack… Well, suffice to say that the girls don’t mind it at all.“
So the outcome of all our research was that our team thought we’d try Lean Optimizer™ and AlphaViril™ for ourselves purely to see if this muscle building supplement stack really does do all the things it is purported to do. I had been wanting to implement some healthy alterations to my body for a while now and I had entered a fitness competition therefore I volunteered to be the guinea pig.
First I contacted the companies that make Lean Optimizer™ and AlphaViril™, introduced myself and explained that I wanted to try their products with a view to reporting on my results for you, our readers. Both companies were keen to help out and agreed to ship me a month’s worth of free product. It duly arrived within a couple of days and the experiment was on……
For accuracy, I took my initial body-fat measurement and made a note of my weight at the start. I was a very unimpressive 150 lbs with a body-fat score of 14% and I had to get down to 7 – 8% to get the results I required and for the fitness contest.
And so I began ...
I followed a fairly simple routine. Just two pills each of Lean Optimizer™ and AlphaViril™ twice daily. On days that I worked out I took the pills before and after the workout. Otherwise I just took one dose in the morning and the other at night along with the AlphaViril™. My diet and exercise regime did not change at all. At the end of the 15 weeks, I’d packed on 13 lbs of lean muscle!!
Workout Test - Week 1-5:
One of the things I noticed during the first weeks on the new regime was how quickly and dramatically the Workout kicked in. For a start my energy levels were noticeably higher. I also wasn’t nearly as hungry thanks to the appetite curbing effects of the amino acids in AlphaViril™. All in all I felt unbelievable and I hadn’t had to change my daily routine at all. When Day 14 came around I hopped on the scales and got out the caliper to measure my body fat. Unbelievably I’d gained 4 lbs of lean muscle!
The results were impressive. I still wasn’t 100% convinced though. At the start of most muscle programs you tend to lose a fair amount of water. This unfortunately often comes without producing any lasting effect on the composition of your body. The tricky part would be seeing if I could sustain this amount of muscle gain over the remaining weeks. However, it was a great feeling to be weighing less than 190 lbs for the first time in years. I was keen to see how the next few weeks panned out.
Workout Test - Week 6-14:
My energy levels and focus continued to improve through the sixth week. I also found that I was sleeping much better due to the detoxifying effects of Lean Optimizer™, which in turn allowed more time for the muscles to recover and grow. As I shed another 6lbs of fat I could see the outline of the 6-pack starting to develop. Much to my girlfriend’s delight. Now I started to believe! These Workout Supplements really are everything they are cracked up to be.
My muscle mass continued to develop whilst the body fat simultaneously continued to disappear. The fat around my stomach and hips was no longer and I was now sporting quite an impressive 6 pack. Energy levels were also staying consistently sky high right throughout the day.
By the end of week 14 I’d lost an impressive 14 lbs of fat. I gained 12 lbs of lean muscle. Amazing results considering that it was around about this time that previous programs I’d tried, started to peter out. And the water I’d lost during the first couple of weeks returned.
Workout Test - Week 15:
The results of the trial were now clearly evident. Since starting a mere 15 weeks ago, I’d built up an amazing 13 lbs of lean muscle mass. With the loss of a further 6 lbs of fat, the body-fat percentage was now in the single-digit figures! Watch out fitness comp, here I come! Needless to say, everyone else here is now trying to get hold of free trials of Lean Optimizer™ and AlphaViril™….
Will I continue to use Lean Optimizer™ and AlphaViril™?
Well, I think the results speak for themselves as to the consistent and amazing results of this product. So yes, I will continue to use them. All in all, I really could not be happier with how the trial of Lean Optimizer™ and AlphaViril™ panned out. In just 15 weeks I’d gained an amazing 13 lbs of lean muscle. All without any special diet and with no severe exercise.